Tight end Anthony McCoy #85 of the Seattle Seahawks rushes on a 67 yard pass play against the Arizona Cardinals at CenturyLink Field on December 9, 2012 in Seattle, Washington. The Seahawks defeated the Cardinals 58-0. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
by Curtis Crabtree
RENTON - While the signing of DE Michael Bennett to a four-year extension was the main course for the personnel department of the Seattle Seahawks on Monday, the team wasn't through making moves to replenish their roster ahead of the start of free agency on Tuesday.
According to Rand Getlin of Yahoo! Sports, the Seahawks have agreed to terms on a deal with TE Anthony McCoy remain in Seattle. The team confirmed a deal is expected.
McCoy was set to become an unrestricted free agent on Tuesday.
McCoy suffered a torn Achilles tender during offseason workouts last May and missed the entire 2013 season.
McCoy was a sixth-round draft pick of the Seahawks in 2010 and appeared in 34 games with 14 starts for Seattle in three season. McCoy posted career-highs with 18 catches for 291 yards and three touchdowns in 2012 serving as the primary backup to TE Zach Miller.
Coming off a major injury, it makes sense for McCoy to re-sign with a team he is comfortable with to help recoup some of his value.
Seattle had to rely on TE Kellen Davis to serve as their third tight end for most of last season. McCoy would likely be an upgrade to Davis in that role this season behind Miller and TE Luke Willson.
Davis caught just three passes for 32 yards last season.